Help me choose some knee and akle braces.
August 14, 2010 12:47 PM Subscribe
Help me choose some knee and ankle braces.
posted by GleepGlop to health & fitness (6 answers total)
I am hoping someone with similar injuries who plays sports can recommend me something based on experience.
Knees: My Patellas are slightly misaligned and I've been prescribed to 'strengthen the inner quads' to possibly correct this. Also my knees pop a lot especially when I get up in the morning and put weight on them or bend down to put on my shoes. I can't jog regularly without causing injury to my knees. I have tried some knee braces and they feel supportive and helpful but they weren't designed to address the patellar alignment and I understand there are braces out there that do that, and also I need them to stay in place while I play sports.
Ankles: I have achilles enthesitis, which as I understand it is basically tendonitis just where the tendon attaches to the ankle. So far I have only tried ankle sleeves and I am wondering if a slight difference in design of the brace would make as much difference as it does with knee braces. For example a brace with an opening for the heel which mine don't have.